An Easy Way to Get More Scripture in Your Life

By |2018-08-13T15:44:47+00:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Anglican Life|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Introducing The SLOW Word Movement,

a weekly lectio divina subscription for Anglicans:


What if you could sit back and push play and have a spiritual director help you to meditate today on next Sunday’s scripture? Right where you are. Right in the midst of the press of everyday life.


What if you could begin preparing your heart for Sunday while it’s still Tuesday?


You could meditate on the Word:


  • while sitting in traffic
  • on the treadmill
  • on your lunch break
  • while making breakfast for your toddler
  • while sipping your morning coffee on the front porch
  • when you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, when you lie down, when you rise up (Deut 11:19.)


These lectio divina videos could be the long exhale, the pocket of rest, the soft whisper of invitation back to the With-God life.


This is The Slow Word Movement. It’s a simple weekly 10-15 minute lectio divina, an ancient practice stemming from before St. Benedict, intentionally slowing down the Word so that we can listen with more attentiveness. And yes, it’s a movement. While the world is speeding up, we can choose to slow it all down to make room for the things of the Spirit.


I wonder what you will hear when you shut everything else off? Today’s lectio divina:

Find it weekly at or get it sent to your email by subscribing at Join the movement to push back life’s hustle and take time to rest with the Word. Those who subscribe receive tips for their prayer life and access to a private facebook page for those listening together.


Today on you’ll find:


{Oh, and friend, if this little time of lectio divina is a gift for you today, perhaps it would be a gift for a friend? Pass on the gift of SLOW.}

Summer Joy Gross is a spiritual director, writer/poet, and ordained Anglican priest of fourteen years. These days Summer fits ministry in between homeschooling and soccer practice while her husband of twenty-one years, Canon Andrew Gross, works on behalf of Archbishop Foley Beach. Together Summer and Andrew love to tent camp (with a view), kayak the islands around Bar Harbor, and eat their way around the world. While she craves the barbecue of Atlanta where they live, Summer is completely sure that heaven is a long table overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Her words and lectio divina videos find a home at


  1. Bob Bell August 30, 2017 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Your bio of Summer left me confused – if she is a deacon, how can she be a priest? Deacon and priest are separate ordained offices in the Anglican church (Bishop is the third office).

    • Greg Goebel August 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bob. We have corrected that confusing part.

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